A teeny cute little ray of hope.

I snagged an interview today. This is the second one that’s come up in the last few months, so obviously I’m foaming in the mouth to talk to some real people at a real company. Time to shake out the wrinkles of that suit and get my game face on. Bring it.

Sometime this week or next I’ll strut into that office. I’ll say hey you, office writing people, move the hell over. I’m here, and I’m desperate to use my noggin. I’m about to implode actually with all this creative buildup in my head, so get ready. And don’t judge me too harsh, I just came from a job cleaning bathrooms and throwing crayons at kids 723 times a day. It paid the bills, but it’s time to do what I’m destined to do. Write. WRITE! Right?

So it’s not an offer for a how-epic-am-I column in Cosmo, but it’s something. Seems like SEO writing for businesses, or some sort of blurb-y news writing. We shall see. In the meantime, I’ll keep tossing jobs into my virtual job cart.

I try not to expect anything, then just be pleasantly surprised if it all works. Is that a pessimistic or optimistic view? Having low expectations so everything seems great all the time? Ha, I have no idea. I’ll stick to it for now while I psyche myself up for another work week ahead. That’s not really work. But it is. But it’s not.

I’m unemployed. Sortof.

Job Hunt Tip #2: It may seem obvious, but try to find a name. Find a name at that company your dying to work for. It’s painful for you to write a silly “Dear Sir, or Madam, or Canine, or whatever…”, so I suppose it’s just as painful so someone to read it on your cover letter. Won’t they be surprised if they see their own name, or even someone they know, right at the top in the sea of Sirs and Madams? Surf around LinkedIn or Google and see if you could even contact HR for a little assistance.

Music Motivation: Stay Close by Delorean

About CrookedFlight

Eileen Cotter Wright is an American expat living in London, UK. She is a freelance writer and owner of group travel site PureWander.com. Despite losing her passport the first day she left her home country, she's continued to roam the earth with gusto for about a decade. Besides bolgging, she freelances for a variety of outlets, including Buzzfeed, matador Network and BootsnAll. You can keep up with her hot mess adventures on Twitter @Crooked_Flight and on her personal blog CrookedFlight. View all posts by CrookedFlight

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